Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Cat Eyes Series, Book 1
Won my copy on Blog Tour for Buck Naked on Erzabet’s Enchantments Blog on May 25th, 2013
Aisha McClellan has more trouble than she knows what to do with. A born cat-shifter, part human, part leopard, at the age of eighteen when she was just coming into her first heat, a rogue member of the pack attacked her and traumatized her, leaving her unable to shift.
Cast out by her pack, she makes a half-life for herself on the outskirts of both human and shifter societies, moving from city to city, seeking some kind of attachment. She’s been in San Antonio for about six months now and has taken to hanging out at The Litter Box, a bar where cat shifters go to relax. Several times she’s allowed herself to go home with someone she’s met there, but it’s always a disaster, and after that she’s careful to avoid them. Her best friend is the bartender, Max Rogan. One night when she’s drinking too much he coaxes her story out of her. He is appalled at how she’s had to live and what’s happened to her.
I love Desiree’s cowboys and wanted to give her shifters a try since I love them as well. I am so glad I did. This book dealt with some difficult issues and to me what seems to be how a lot of people deal with the issues involved. I know that quite a few women who have been sexually assaulted turn very sexually promiscuous. I find that I admire and respect authors who write about real life issues and how people deal with them just as Desiree has done here.
Aisha has been through hell. I can’t imagine being raped and then being banished from your whole family and all your friends. Max has suffered in silence watching her deal with her issues and wanting her the whole time. When a few too many drinks loosen Aisha’s inhibitions and she hits on Max a couple of times, things heat up.
Pretty Kitty was a really good book with a really good story line. I can’t wait to read more from the series.